CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – Fall 2021
Opened: September 13, 2021
Closes: October 31, 2021
The Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Immigration (CSERI) will award a number of graduate fellowships for research expenses and travel in the Fall and Winter of 2021-2022.
Students may receive grants of up to $1,500 for research expenses. All full-time Penn graduate students enrolled in any school whose research focuses on social science approaches to race, ethnicity or immigration in the United States or in other countries are eligible to apply. CSERI research support may be combined with funding from other programs.
Examples of research-related activities that may be funded include, but are not limited to:
- Costs associated with field research and/or experimental research.
- Travel to libraries, archives, special collections or other research sites.
- Purchase of data, research materials, research-related software and/or specialized equipment.
The application packet must include:
- A 3-page proposal describing the proposed research, its relation to the dissertation, the methods for conducting the research (i.e. archival, quantitative, surveys, participant observer, secondary, and published primary sources, interviews, experimental, etc.), and a timeline.
- An itemized budget and brief budget narrative describing how the funds will be used. [Students requesting funds for software should verify they are not eligible for access under the license of their department or other research centers (such as the Population Research Center).]
- The applicant’s CV.
- A reference letter from the applicant’s dissertation advisor indicating their approval of and support for the applicant’s research plans. Please follow the directions in Interfolio for submitting letters confidentially.
Applications should be made via Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/94452
All grant recipients must be prepared to present on their completed research at a seminar or poster session hosted by CSERI.
For further information, contact CSERI Administrator Anne Kalbach, email@example.com.
Partnership with Latin American and Latino Studies: Students conducting projects in the social sciences on race, ethnicity and immigration in Latin America and/or Latino politics in the United States can also apply and receive additional advisory support from the Latin America and Latino Studies program. For specific information, contact the LALS program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are also encouraged to seek funding in conjunction with Africana Studies, Political Science, Sociology and other social science units at Penn.